Make Your Own Iced Coffee

Hello Dear Coffee Drinkers!

This is perhaps one of the easiest food hacks you’ll ever see, but boy oh boy is it tasty. Making a good cup of iced coffee at home can be tricky if you, like us, prefer iced coffee over cold brew.

There’s something special about that moment when you wake up, walk over to the kitchen, and make that first pot of coffee. Suddenly, the weather changes, it’s 98°F degrees outside, and your moment is gone. Oh well, maybe we’re overreacting a tiny bit. We guess we’re just trying to tell you that we’ve got good news for you. The good news are: making iced coffee at home is actually super easy, and the best part is, you most likely already have all of the necessary ingredients at home. So, for all of you weekend-coffee-drinkers, taking-care-of-sick-kiddo(ers), and work-from-homers, we’ve got you covered.

What you need

Fresh pot of strong coffee OR an espresso machine

Milk of your choice

(Sweetener of your choice)

How we make it

Start off by making the coffee and wait for it to cool down. When the coffee is cold, pour it into ice-cube trays and place the trays back in the freezer.

Wait for a couple of hours and then take out your coffee-cubes. They might be a little bit sticky and messy, but that’s alright.

If you used an espresso machine, one shot usually makes two ice-cubes, so 2-4 coffee-cubes are plenty. If you used a regular brewer, you may need more cubes of coffee to make your iced coffee stronger.

Pour your desired amount of milk over the coffee-cubes and add any sweetener of your choice if needed.

Enjoy your iced coffee!

Our favorite thing to do on weekend mornings is to have breakfast in bed. While one of us runs downstairs to grab the morning paper, the other one gets the coffee ready. Although we try to go paperless and read most magazines online to save trees, there’s something special about reading a physical copy of the morning newspaper. The smell, the sound, the feel of it, we just can’t think of a better way to spend the first few minutes of your day.

When we’re done with the newspaper, we move on to our tablet and all of our online magazines. When the iPad is not in use, we put it back in its padded case where it remains safe and unscratched.

Surprise someone you love with an iced coffee in bed! It makes a great addition to the breakfast tray.

Jennifer Jansch